-4.20.08- A big landslide hit a village in the area of the Three Gorges Dam on Saturday, leaving nearly 200 people stranded, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Emergency workers were still working to rescue the 179 residents of Xiaohe Village, in Gaoyang Township of central Hubei Province, after the mudslide swept into the local school’s playground and part of the village, Xinhua said. No casualties had been reported, but Xinhua cited a local government spokesman as saying that the mud still threatened to inundate a school building and villagers’ homes. Read more

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